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Bill O’Brien: No setback for Arian Foster

Arian Foster, Troy Polamalu

Arian Foster, Troy Polamalu


Texans running back Arian Foster was able to practice in a limited fashion on Wednesday, raising hope that he’d be back in the lineup this weekend after missing the team’s Week 11 victory against the Browns with a groin injury.

Foster wasn’t able to practice on Thursday, however, and that led to questions for coach Bill O’Brien about whether Foster’s injury was getting worse as kickoff drew closer. Coach Bill O’Brien said that wasn’t the case and that the Texans would just have to wait and see how Foster’s groin is feeling come Sunday.

“No setback,” O’Brien said, via the Houston Chronicle. “From one day to the next we’ll see how he’s doing. I’m sure we’ll have to make a decision on game day. It’s just something we have to wait out and see if gets better.”

The Texans called Foster a game-time decision last week as well, but wound up ruling him out on Saturday after he missed the entire week of practices. They’ll make an official determination on Friday’s injury report and the trajectory of this week suggests it may be Alfred Blue in the top spot in the backfield against the Bengals.